• Pricing From $6,695 pp
  • Single Supplement FREE
  • From Hobart
  • Duration 6 Days
  • Max Group Size 19
  • Activity Level Easy
  • Departs 23 Dec 2019
  • Returns 28 Dec 2019
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Bill Peach Journeys presents a Christmas getaway exploring the spectacular scenery of the eastern coast of Tasmania. Blessed with endless natural beauty and colourful towns that capture the heritage of the island, Tasmania is the perfect place for a luxury summer retreat. We commence in the picturesque harbour city of Hobart staying 2 nights at the award winning Henry Jones Art Hotel, Australia’s first dedicated art hotel. We cruise the pristine waters of Peppermint Bay and explore the stunning Huon Valley.

After revelling in the festivity and flavours of a Christmas feast, we will explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Port Arthur. Relax in the tranquil serenity of Stewarts Bay Lodge set on 9 hectares of waterfront property. We will marvel at the towering cliffs of Bruny Island on a multi-award winning adventure cruise along the spectacular Southern Tasmania coastline. There will also be touring of Hobart, Huonville and the world’s largest privately-owned lavender farm. A Christmas celebration not to be missed!

Highlights

  • Spend 2 nights at the award winning Henry Jones Art Hotel, Australia’s first dedicated art hotel
  • Stay 2 nights at the luxurious Stewart Lodge, magnificently set on the Tasman Peninsula
  • Cruise on board a sleek catamaran to Peppermint Bay and also enjoy a wilderness cruise where the Tasman Sea meets the might of the Southern Ocean
  • Take a fascinating tour of UNESCO World Heritage Site Port Arthur
  • Touring of Hobart, Huonville and the world’s largest privately-owned lavender farm
  • Celebrate Christmas with a very special lunch at the Henry Jones Art Hotel
  • All meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Your own room with no single supplement charge
  • Escorted throughout by a Journey Director

Tour Departures

Tour Code CH1900
Departs 23 Dec 2019
Returns 28 Dec 2019
Price From $6,695 pp
Single Supplement FREE
Day 1: Arrive Hobart

Transfer from Hobart Airport to the award winning Henry Jones Art Hotel, Australia’s first dedicated art hotel, a fusion of history and modernity, art and design. Enjoy the facilities of this remarkable hotel or explore this picturesque harbour city at your leisure. Your welcome dinner will be hosted by your Journey Director tonight, a perfect chance to meet your fellow travellers.

Overnight: Henry Jones Art Hotel or similar

Day 2: Cruise & Huon Valley

This morning we board a luxury catamaran for outstanding views of Hobart city and the harbour as we cruise on the River Derwent then along the coast. As we enter the d’Entrecasteaux Channel, watch for dolphins and sleeping seals before cruising south to the pristine waters of Peppermint Bay. Here we will enjoy a sumptuous meal of fresh local produce paired with delicious Tasmanian wines overlooking the picturesque Bruny Island.

We return to Hobart through the fertile fruit orchards and farmland of the picturesque Huon Valley visiting a vineyard on the way. This evening we celebrate Christmas Eve with a special dinner.

Overnight: Henry Jones Art Hotel or similar

Day 3: Christmas Day

Today you will spend a relaxing Christmas Day with new friends. After breakfast this morning you can either enjoy the relaxing ambience of the hotel or explore the city at leisure. For those clients wishing to attend church services, information will be provided. Early afternoon we will enjoy a wonderful Christmas lunch at the hotel restaurant. This afternoon will be at leisure and supper this evening is at the hotel.

Overnight: Henry Jones Art Hotel or similar

Day 4: Hobart - Port Arthur

After breakfast we visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Port Arthur with an introductory historical walking tour with your own private expert guide – there is no better way to learn about the site and its history. You will have access to more than 30 buildings, ruins and restored houses, including the Convict Water Supply Trail, the new dockyard and the Coal Mines Historic Site at Saltwater River.

Transfer to Stewarts Bay Lodge, our accommodation for the next two evenings which is nestled between a beautiful beach, a forest, the calming ocean and a world heritage listed national park on the Tasman Peninsula.

Overnight: Stewarts Bay Lodge

Day 5: Port Arthur - Hobart

After breakfast, we embark on a multi-award winning adventure cruise to discover a myriad of sea life which includes whales, sea lions, dolphins and numerous sea birds. Be amazed by the dramatic coastline featuring the highest sea cliffs in the southern hemisphere. Marvel at Bruny Island, an island of surprises – gentle countryside and wild coastlines, quiet beaches and lighthouses, farmhouses, and a rich heritage of sealers, whalers and explorers. Today we lunch at the world’s largest privately-owned lavender farm, a true feast for all the senses. Return to the Lodge for dinner this evening.

Overnight: Stewarts Bay Lodge

Day 6: Depart Hobart

After a leisurely breakfast, we transfer to Hobart airport. Saying a fond farewell to new friends, we take away memories of an enchanting Christmas Sojourn in Tasmania.


About Sojourns

Our Sojourn programmes are short break journeys put together in conjunction with themes, events or experiences. These programmes range from cruising New Zealand’s North Islands to world-class sporting events and unique experiences throughout Australia and New Zealand.

About Single Traveller Journeys

We recognise the specific requirements of single travellers and that’s why a number of our journeys are single supplement free, affording you the benefit of your own single room, without any, or with significantly reduced extra cost. In fact, over 40% of our guests travel alone and return to Bill Peach Journeys again and again. In this way, you can enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow travellers during the day, along with the safety and security of travelling with an escorted group, but still retire to your own personal room in the evening.  Note: The single supplement free offer cannot be taken in conjunction with any other offer.

Fully inclusive

This journey includes accommodation, all meals as specified, touring throughout, transfers, services of a dedicated Journey Director.

Coaches

The coaches that we use for the ground component of this journey are fully air-conditioned.

Pre/Post Tour

Flights from your home port to Hobart are not included in the journey price. Should you require flights to and from Hobart, we can provide a competitive quote on airfares and pre and post tour accommodation in Hobart, at the commencement and conclusion of your journey.

Level of Fitness Required – Easy Going

These journeys are not physically demanding unless you want them to be. They include easy guided walks, which are mainly on flat ground. There will be times when you are required to board a launch for shore excursions. You must be able to walk up to 500 metres unaided and will not need any foreseen assistance throughout the journey. For all clients to fully enjoy this travel experience, excellent health and mobility is required by all.

We strongly urge you to consider the fitness rating before selecting your preferred journey, in respect for your fellow travellers. Bill Peach Journeys reserves the right to refuse travel to any client whose fitness level is below the recommended rating.

Travel Insurance

We strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance to cover you against such things as personal illness or accident, cancellation, loss of baggage etc. Please make sure you carry a copy of your Travel Insurance policy with you at all times.

Terms and Conditions

Please refer to the T&C’s for more information. Terms & Conditions (PDF)